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Buried in the NY Times article about HarperCollins new "no advances, no returns" imprint (I blogged about this last week) is this quote:

"The group, Ms. Friedman said, would release electronic, audio and hardcover editions for every title it publishes. Currently, HarperCollins does not produce e-books or audio editions of every title. The publisher has so far converted about 3,000 titles into e-books, she said, while globally, it has about 25,000 physical editions in print.

Mr. Miller said he was considering offering both e-book and audio editions with the hardcovers automatically, at no additional cost to the consumer."

To me, this may be as important a development as the change in the marketing model. When you combine it with what will presumably be smaller print runs, it suggests that HarperCollins actually sees a major shift coming in the way books are sold.

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david_bridger
Apr. 8th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Hi. I followed you here from your comment to Maggie Stiefvater. You write a good blog!
karen_w_newton
Apr. 8th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love books--writing them and reading them. Writing is such an introverted thing, and I'm an extrovert, so blogging helps. And this is a really interesting time in the world of publishing. Watching it all unfold, I feel a little like Gutenberg's neighbors must have felt.
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